Web Manager

DC Bar
Oct 29, 2013
Nov 28, 2013
Hiring Manager
Marketing, Technology
Full Time
Job Description



The District of Columbia Bar has an immediate opening for a Web Manager (WM) in the Communications Office. The WM is responsible for the management and administration of the Bar’s Web site and intranet, providing support to the Bar’s content contributors, maintaining a system of regular site review, working with the Communications Office and Web liaisons to develop content for all Bar departments, maintaining site graphics, writing and distributing the monthly E-Brief newsletter, reviewing and editing Web submissions. This position works collaboratively with the Web Developer (WD). This position reports to the Managing Editor (ME).


Web and Intranet Management

Manages and administers all editorial content and all graphics on the Bar’s Web site and Intranet.

Prepares an annual content development plan and works with the WD and ME to implement that plan.

Assists in the production and maintenance of streaming content to include audio, video, and Webinar content.

Serves as liaison for content submissions from other departments and processes requests in conformity with departmental policies. Uploads attorney discipline records issued by the Office of Bar Counsel, Board on Professional Responsibility, and D.C. Court of Appeals.

Provides creativity and innovation to continuously develop the Web site and intranet in order to better serve members and staff and to increase efficiency. Plans future changes to improve online success with our chosen markets in collaboration with the ME and WD.

Collaborates with the WD in gathering information and making decisions relating to the Web site and intranet. Makes recommendations to the WD about design issues, upgrades, and security relating to the Web site and intranet. Maintains a system of regular site reviews, undertakes edits and repairs as needed.

Operates the Web billing system and files monthly reports.

Conducts random controlled experiments (A/B testing) to measure design and content effectiveness and maintain evidence-based best practices on the site.

Conducts periodic A/B focus group testing to assess efficiency of the site’s navigation and maintain pathways to assure ease of access to site content.

Prepares and circulates a monthly Web analytics report that provides data on user behavior, including general Web traffic, click-through rates, storefront efficiency, and the effectiveness of promotional buttons for the ME’s review.

2. Editorial

Edits submissions from content contributors to ensure that all posted content is consistent with the D.C. Bar Style Guide and that all access approvals have been obtained.

Solicits the submission of suitable content from Bar’s departments as well as from leaders of the local and federal courts, other government agencies, the local voluntary bar associations, the public service community, and other key constituencies in keeping with the Bar’s purposes and mission.

Writes, prepares and distributes the monthly E-Brief newsletter to all Bar members.

3. Design and Graphics

Creates original graphics and icons for use on the website. Selects graphics and stocks art for home page, story rotation and internal pages.

Ensures all DC Bar graphics are in line with copyright laws.

Edits and places all art for Web site display using Photo Shop CS6.

Manages accounts with stock art providers and other vendors.


Other duties as assigned.


1. BA/BS degree from an accredited college or university preferably in communications, marketing and/or web design with a minimum of four years of relevant work experience, preferably in Web site content development. Certified Web Professional (CWP) certification a plus.

2. Three or more years of experience working in a membership association or a similar nonprofit environment is strongly preferred. Familiarity with the legal profession and the administration of justice is a plus.

3. Competency with Web scripting, graphics, and database technologies including HTML, Cascading Style Sheets, Dreamweaver, Common Spot, Clear Vantage or comparable membership management software program, JavaScript (JS), Cold Fusion, Adobe™ Creative Suite for Graphics, and Photo Shop; familiarity with server-side processing, Web applications, and databases is a must.

4. Experience with podcasts, Webinars, graphics, e-commerce, blogs, social media, and interactive communication capabilities.

5. Must have knowledge of programming languages, operating systems and Internet applications. Must be familiar with Web design and development tools and understand the requirements of standards bodies such as the World Wide Web Association.

6. Understanding of the various aspects of Web site administration such as executing various types of global site modifications, applying site styles from an external cascading style sheet, and creating, deleting or renaming Web pages.

7. Excellent interpersonal skills to work with individuals in non-technical positions. Flexibility and ability to work well with a variety of Bar officers, volunteers, other staff and the public.

8. Strong verbal and written communications skills; strong research and analytical skills and problem solving ability.

9. Ability to perform well under pressure; ability to set and manage multiple priorities with minimal supervision.

10. Excellent grammatical and spelling skills and ability to pay close attention to details.

11. Ability to work with minimal supervision.

12. Ability to handle and maintain sensitive and confidential information.


Under the Bar’s compensation structure, this position is in the Communications Job Family and at the Manager/Lead Specialist Level. This is an exempt position. Salary is commensurate with experience. The D.C. Bar has an excellent benefit package.

This is not an attempt to list all essential functions of this position. It is recognized that job duties may change over time, based on the Bar’s needs.

The District of Columbia Bar is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Additional Information

Interested individuals must submit cover letter and resume in one document to: https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=9127452

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